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Articles from the October 28, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

Snowy weather raises restriction concerns

With snow swirling outside, the Quay County Commission openly wondered Monday morning what would happen to stranded travelers if Interstate 40 closed because of a winter storm and motels and...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

Six coronavirus cases reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Sunday reported six new cases of coronavirus in Quay County, the largest increase since a similar number was reported Oct. 20. Five of the cases were in the Tucu...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 28, 2020

Tucumcari approves joint powers agreement

Tucumcari continues to be entitled to up to 6,000 acre-feet of water from Ute Lake and agrees to pay $9,000 to the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer to preserve rights to that water for one...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

Quay sets early voting record

Quay County set a record for early voting numbers with more than week to go, and the county's clerk anticipates record turnout overall when all the vo...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

Submitted projections reflect enrollment drop

Tucumcari Public Schools submitted projections to the state that reflect about a 10% drop in enrollment during the 2021-2022 school year largely because of COVID-19. However, the district’s...

 

Jesus can help carry you through scary times

We’re in some very scary times, but they have little to do with Halloween other than changing how we’re celebrating it this year. Hopefully, that’ll be temporary and the effects of COVID-19...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

Mayor participates in listening session

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield participated Friday in a listening session presided over by New Mexico’s senior U.S. senator that urged additional federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

Pages past - Oct. 28

On this date ... 1970: A Logan man was killed when his pickup truck went off a high bluff east of town at the Canadian River. His body was found by his brother-in-law in the wreckage at the bottom of...

 

Menus - Oct. 28

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the Tucumcari...

 

Calendar - Oct. 28

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Fall Vendor Market. Tucumcari MainStreet will host three local vendor markets for local food and craft vendors this month,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

More school districts join PED lawsuit

More school districts and one charter school have joined a lawsuit against Education Secretary Ryan Stewart and the New Mexico Public Education Department. According to joint news release Friday...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

Hospital restricts visits

Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari is restricting visits during an upsurge of coronavirus cases in the state. “We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved...

 

Jail log - Oct. 28

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25: • Kevin R. Garcia, 28, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Derick Vineyard, 40, Woodward, Oklahoma,...

 

Settlement doesn't make up for harm

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society. It...

 

I, too, suffer from COVID-19 fatigue

I confess that I suffer from COVID-19 fatigue. COVID-19 fatigue is just being fed up with the masking, the distancing, the constant hand-washing, the closings and the cancellations that preventing...

 

Trump tough, on target, presidential

Listen before you speak. My mother Jane Wyman taught me that sensible lesson a long, long time ago. And based on his fine performance at the second presidential debate on Thursday night, it looks...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

Governor announces new COVID-19 restrictions

New Mexico's governor last week announced new health COVID-19 regulations designed to keep businesses open with the hope they soon would flatten record surges of cases in recent weeks. Gov. Michelle...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

NM's hemp production regulatory plan approved

The United States Department of Agriculture recently approved the New Mexico Department of Agriculture's state hemp production regulatory plan....

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020

Court invites residents to serve on Commission on Equity and Justice

The New Mexico Supreme Court invites residents of the state to apply to serve on a newly created Commission on Equity and Justice. The commission will study issues related to bias and inequities in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 28, 2020

NMAA announces revised calendar

The New Mexico Activities Association last week announced its revised calendar for volleyball and cross country in the wake of ongoing coronavirus restrictions, though Tucumcari’s athletic director...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

MCC acting president gets pay raise

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week gave its acting president a retroactive pay raise that will remain in effect until a new president is hired. The board’s action during...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 28, 2020

NM breaks coronavirus record again

New Mexico on Saturday broke another record for the most coronavirus cases in one day, while Quay County on Sunday reached the 100 mark since the pandemic began in March. The latest case in Quay...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 28

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from to Oct. 19 to Oct. 25: Monday • 3:24 a.m.: Accident with injuries in 32800 block of Interstate 40 west,...

 

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